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Feb 24, 2011 4:25am EST
12 votes shy to assure passage. >>> president obama has order the justice department to stop defending the constitutionality of a federal law which bans recognition of gay marriage. attorney general eric holder says mr. obama has conclude the the 15-year-old defense of marriage act was legally indefensible. >>> we continue to monitor metro this morning focusing on crime. a new report says aggravated assaults, even rapes jumped dramatically in 2010. later this morning, the metro board will hold a safety and security meeting to discuss what improvements can be made. >>> in libya, moammar ghadafi is losing control of more parts country. video shows protesters removing symbols of the city about 130 miles outside of the city. president obama says he is studying a full range of options to pressure the government there. >>> the space shuttle is set to launch later this afternoon on its final mission t has completed more flights and carried more crew members than any other u.s. spacecraft. jamie colby reports. >> reporter: the space shuttle covery space shuttle discovery is a workhor
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Feb 17, 2011 5:00am EST
talk with president obama before making a decision. kaine is already coming out ahead in the polls. >> kaine actually tests higher 50 to 44% or so so he is coming out a little bit ahead of what webb would have in a head to head race at least in the polls. >> some say a kaine candidacy will also play into president obama's re-election strategy in 012. >>> the victory for president obama involving the budget. up next, details on a hughes vote to cancel a controversial program. >>> we'll get the latest on i deputy u.s. marshal killed while trying to serve a warrant. we'll check more headlines when we come back.  >>> making headlines, two boating incidents in asia. one american is dead a at least one u.s. citizen was among 12 foreigns are who were killed. they were on board a tourist boat that went down off of vietnam last night. >>> off indonesia, police picked up at least 10 people in a boat off of burma. >>> federal agencies have create a joint task force to investigate the shooting of two u.s. immigration and customs enforcement agents in mexico. one of the agents
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Feb 11, 2011 10:00pm EST
obama joined world leaders in welcoming mubarak's decision calling it a new beginning in egypt. >> president mubarak responded to the egyptian people's hunger for change. but this is not the end of egypt's transition. it's a beginning. i'm sure there will be difficult days ahead. >> this paved the way, opens the way toward democratic development. this is a new chance for a new start. >> egyptians are hoping all of this leads to free and transparent elections in the near future and to a leadership they have chosen on their own, but many analysts are cautioning egypt's next chapter remains unpredictable and democracy may not come easily. >> is there any indication tonight that other countries in the middle east will try and capitalize on these uprisings in egypt and in tunisia? >> this has been compared to much like we saw in 1989 in eastern europe, shawn. there are already protests planned as we know tomorrow in algeria and in yemenen and there is an effort underway now in iran -- yemen and there is an effort underway now in iran to hold a rally there. however, the iranian gover
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Feb 23, 2011 6:00pm EST
keep on keeping on. >>> and the obama administration will no longer -- the institution about gay marriage. the justice department said the president decided to stop defending the marriage law after considering a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination. >>> to a fox 5 news alert now. president obama is condemning the violence in libya as, quote, outrageous and unacceptable. and less than an hour ago, the president appeared in the white house with secretary of state hillary clinton. tom fitzgerald is life with the latest. >> reporter: you know, the president's facing mounting questions in recent days as to why he had not spoke out personally regarding libya and the way he did during the protests in egypt and that changed a short time ago. in his first public remarks on the crisis in libbia, the president said he was dispatching secretary of state's hillary clinton for a geneva international convention aimed at stopping the bloodshed and that is -- in his own remarks, he seemed to tackle ghadafi head on and that is being orchestrated by the united states
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Feb 2, 2011 6:00am EST
because it got so bad. >> i guess that makes sense. when we remember president obama calling us out for being soft. >> my cuss unis a -- my cousin is a school teacher in chicago. they're never off. >> i was so glad to see the temperature here above 32 degrees. >> yesterday morning, we were talking about that we would probably have some problems and some freezing rain but i'm happy to be wrong about this one. >> you said that yesterday. >> you said it could go one way or the other. >> right. and it has gone in our favor. let's show you radar. i do want to show that you we do have some rain showers across the region. they are pushing off to the east and i think this will be out of here during the next conful hours. we'll have some winds to help us dry off. rain showers across portions of the viewing area. we are not having any reports of freezing rain. there were reports of freezing rain late last night. some of our facebook fans even posted their reports from their areas. during the overnight hours and early this morn, it is just rain. temperatures, let me show you what they look lik
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Feb 19, 2011 10:00pm EST
actually planted in 1978. this is video from a few month ago when president obama lit the tree. officials say they already have a replacement in mind for it. so that's a bit of good news. a bit of history taken down by mother nature. the bad things that have happened, we have talked about the fires. one thing is that there has not been a lot of precipitation. the ground are not saturated so that a lot of trees are not loose at their base but that would have caused a lot of problems if that had been the case. more details on how this all plays out. >> gwen, we'll see you soon inside. >> the upside is that they have a lot of time before next christmas >>> we want to start in germantown where a series of fire gusted more than 50 miles per hour. >> the fires are under control to. but they are not completely out. fox 5's ross plater has the latest tonight. >> reporter: this is the beginning of what they are calling the night ops or nighttime operation, if you will. that means that the fire crew also position themselves on the perimeter of the fire making sure they are under control
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Feb 23, 2011 9:00am EST
barack obama sent good wishes to e manual within hours of his victory. in october he left the white house to run as mayor. he takes office may 16th. >>> fox 5 has learned a city council investigation has been launched into the discovery of the $1,900 a month navigator driven by kwame brown. >> brown said he returned the suv to the department of public works but even though he isn't driving it ort first one he didn't like, taxpayers are still footing the bill until city can get out of the leases. if that's even possible. will thomas has more. >> reporter: first the controversy, kwame brown driving a fully loaded stretch lincoln inform gator costing taxpayers $1,900 a month. the first one wasn't good enough, rejected because he didn't like the color of the interior. so two luxury suvs leased on behalf of chairman brown costing taxpayers nearly $4,000 a month. fox 5 made requests to speak with brown and stop by his office. his spokesperson said he declined all interview requests but he spoke. >> he's going to return the car. plain and simple, he will return the vehicle. >> reporter: ap
FOX
Feb 22, 2011 7:00am EST
feel the excitement here. and i recall president obama said last month in the state of the union, we need to celebrate the superbowl winners, and the science fair winners. and they are here and this is the future engineers of our cities and they're here today. >> reporter: and they are facing real problems and coming up with real solutions. explain to everybody how it works. >> well the teams are formed of 12 and 13-year-olds. they have a mentor engineer on the team and their teachers and their school. there are 30 plus regional competitions and the winners are here today for the final. >> reporter: and they have to come up with a future city but they have some parameters they have to follow, correct? >> they can set their city however in the future they would like. there is a theme. this year each of the cities have consider health care and virtual health care is a challenge and we'll see ingenuity brought to that. >> reporter: and they start by using software and start a model. >> and then they produce a physical model and essays and research are part of it and the presentation is
FOX
Feb 23, 2011 4:25am EST
lived in washington while he worked for president obama. here is what he had to say to his supporters last night. >> i also want to say that i've also just talked to president obama. he sends you his love and affection for his hometown. >> emmanuel gave up his position at the white house back in october to return to chicago for run for mayor. he takes office on may 16th. >>> now to the developing unrest in libya. the united nations is condemning the violent and demanding an immediate end to the crackdown. no western reporters are allowed into the country so we have to rely on these internet videos which show the chaos and violence in libya. we are hearing that the opposition is now in control of the eastern part of the country and foreign correspondents are being allowed to cross the border from egypt. >>> four americans on vacation have been killed by pirates. their yacht was friday. it was being tailed by a u.s. navy destroyer. two of the pirates were on the destroyer trying to negotiate when gunfire broke out on board that yacht. all the americans were fatally wounded. s
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Feb 9, 2011 6:00am EST
. >>> a also, a confession from first lady michelle obama. what she revealed about one of the president's bad habits. it is now 6:41. >>> arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords with a new goal to strife for. her husband hopes she will progress enough to attend his space launch in just two months. mark kelly says he expects to see his wife see him off. >>> you can now add confession to the list of apps. it takes you through an examination of conscience to help you create a list of your sins. it is password protected by the way. the app is meant to make confession easier to approach but for it to counted, have you to actually go to confession and get absolution fry priest. >>> first lady michelle obama says president obama has quit smoking. yesterday, she said the president quit smoking a year ago. he started smoking when he was a teenager. in twine, mr. obama said he had spent his adult life trying to quit. >> keeping an eye on a couple of things happening out there on the roads. this is 66 at the beltway and there was a trash truck that overturned there. so right there, kind of just to
FOX
Feb 4, 2011 5:00pm EST
speed up the departure of the egyptian president. president obama spoke just moments ago and had strong words about the violence over the past two days in egypt. tom fitzgerald has been following the latest today on this issue. so what is the administration doing to get mubarak to step down. >> reporter: the white house has made no secret they're in contact with the top general of the egyptian army but what is not known is what those conversations were about. tonight the new york times is reporting that the obama administration has been reaching out to the vice-president should mubarak step down right away. mubarak says he'll stay on to september, saying he's concerned that the country would plunge into more disorder if he left now. in washington today, president obama called on political reforms in egypt to start now and condemned the resent violence against demonstrators and journalists. >> we are sending a strong and unequivocal message, attacks on reporters are unacceptable. attacks on human rights activists are unacceptable. attacks on peaceful protesters are unacceptable. t
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Feb 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
he would leave right away. while the u.s. ambassador met with opposition leaders, president obama met with the foreign policy team and the state department orderd all personnel in egypt to leave whole the united nations human rates commission said it will investigate the reported deaths of 300 protestors. >> the high commission believes this should be a clear investigation into why the authorities took the decision to expose the population to considerable risk in this way and who is responsible. >> reporter: we're going bring in -- who -- throughout north africa and the middle east. good evening, ambassador. you met and talked with hosni mubarak and he said heaves go -- he was going to stay on until his term in november. how do you see this playing out? >> i have the feeling the people in egypt won't accept what president mubarak said and that expression of being fed up was made clear the last week and they want him to go now. and they are probably concerned about what happens if he stays on until september, giving him a chance to reassert the authority and i don't think that that
FOX
Feb 4, 2011 10:00pm EST
white house believes that without mubarak as president egypt can regain stability. president obama today called for egyptian president hosni mubarak to step down immediately and a transition period that begins now. as night fell in egypt's capital, thousands still stand in the streets. anti-government protesters say they won't leave until president hosni mubarak steps down, but egypt's president has said he will not resign. he said leaving now would launch the country into chaos. already 109 people are dead in protests since last week and tonight the white house is watching this one closely. >> we want to see this moment of turmoil turn into a moment of opportunity. the entire world is watching. what we hope for and what we will work for is a future where all of egyptian society seizes that opportunity. >> reporter: mubarak has already said he will not run for reelection in the fall, but the question is who will take over when he does leave? one leading candidate, nobel peace laureate mohammed elbaradei. he has ties to the muslin brotherhood, an islamist opposition group banned in
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Feb 20, 2011 9:00am EST
. >> chris: president obama stepped into this controversy this week. let's listen to what he said. >> some of what i heard coming out of wisconsin where you are just making it harder for public employees to collectively bar gip generally seems like more of an assault on unions. >> you said that the president should focus on balancing his own budget. do you think that his stepping into a state collective bargaining issue is inappropriate and what do you think of his political arm organizing for america taking a role in mobilizing some of the opposition? >> i think you are right. the president ultimately should stay focused on fixing the federal budget because they have a huge deficit and they full inir hands null washington. in a larger context the thousands of protesters have every right to be heard at least those from wisconsin. as you just ainclude a alludede are more and more coming in from wisconsin. there are over 3,000 state and local workers who werent here and who are doing their job they are paid to do. there are 5.5 million people in the state, taxpayers by and large sacrificing in
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Feb 26, 2011 10:00pm EST
assets. president obama said the libyan leader needs to leave now and there is no telling how or when this will end. libyan leader facing the biggest challenge in his 42- year rule. the massive anti-government protests continue in many cities across the oil-rich nation, including the capitol tripoli. the protestors say he is arming his supporters and is sing patrols around the city. tripoli is home to libya's 6 million people. the forces opened fire on demonstrators to maintain control in the capitol. and from triply, they're difficult to view. meanwhile, the u.n. security council is considering imposing sanctions to punish the libyan government for violent attacks against the protestors. the sangs would include an arms embargo against the regime. and a travel ban and asset freeze against the family and they're considering whether to refer the crackdown to the international criminal court to investigate ghadafi with crimes against humanity. >> my message to the secret -- was simple and direct. now is the time of decisive action. this is a historic turning point and international
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Feb 17, 2011 5:00pm EST
can be hurt or helped by the process. >> i think the obama administration missed an opportunity to support the iranian opposition in 2009 and it's making sure that it doesn't make that same mistake now. >> reporter: a rapidly changing situation that analysts say demonstrate how the end of the protests in egypt is just the beginning of protests now sweeping the region. tonight this unrest in the middle east even spread to longtime u.s. antagonist libya where muammar qaddafi has ruled with an iron fist. in that country, they are calling for the libyan strongman to be deposed. >> thank you. >>> we're following a developing story in northeast dc. police are investigating the death of a man, happened on 15th street. the body was discovered around noon today. suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. we have no word yet tonight on the man's identity or possible suspects. we'll stay on top of that. >>> also following a developing story from woodbridge. the gunman accused of shooting a woman to death on a fast food restaurant parking lot is under arrest tonight. danielle everett i
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Feb 18, 2011 9:00am EST
the likeness of president obama. >>> and buttons with so be it are posted on red buttons. they were distributed during the last vote series. it's all in response to house speaker john boehner's recent comments aimed at president obama. >> over the last few years since president obama has taken office, the administration has added 200,000 new federal jobs. and if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. >> the fact that these cuts is proposing, his caucus is pushing is going to increase the rate which is already 9%. for him to say so be it is amazingly call just. >> representative ellison wept on to say that is to highlight the attitude that reap caps have about people losing their job. >>> former alaska governor sarah palin has hired a political strategies and is considering a run in 2012. majority of americans surveyed have a negative opinion of sarah palin. >> it was taken right after the tucson tragedy and i don't think that i have of gone through more negative press than i did right after tucson. i think that the media really jumped again there in trying to lay blame on wh
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Feb 23, 2011 5:00am EST
obama. last night, he thanked voters. >> what make this victory most gratifying is that it was built on votes from every corner of the city, from people who believe that a common set of challenges must be met with a common purpose. >> emmanuel gave up his job at the white house in october to return to chicago to run for mayor. he takes office on may 16th. >>> and now to the developments in libya where foreign governments are scrambling to get their citizens out. the united states is telling americans to get to the port in tripoli to board a ferry that will bring them to safety on the mediterranean island of malta. the evacuations come as fears of civil war grow in that area. the united states is also condemning the killing of four americans by pirates. their yacht was seized off somalia last friday. the four were still alive when the navy destroy irstarted following hem. special forces sailors stormed the boat only to find the americans fatally wounded. >>> we'll take a break and be right back.  lysol believes no toilet is complete until it's completely clean. lysol
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Feb 24, 2011 10:00pm EST
president obama spoke to president bush about this. the fed believe aldawsari did research on -- feds believe aldawsari researched on the web how to prepare a booby trapped vehicle and use his cell phone as a detonator. when he was just 9 years old he said osama bin laden bin's speeches inspired him to carry out jihad. he wanted a scholarship because it allowed him to live in the u.s. and helped to finance his violent plan and now after mastering the english language, learning how to build explosives and continuous planning to target the infidel americans, he says it's time forage haled. >> the arrest underscores the -- for jihad. >> the arrest underscores the necessity of remaining vigilant. the president thanks our law enforcement and homeland security professionals who continue to keep us safe and who once again have served with enormous skill and the commitment that their enormous responsibilities demand. >> reporter: counterterrorism officials say this case is significant because it shows how radicalized foreigners can live quietly in the united states without raising suspicions
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Feb 16, 2011 10:00pm EST
saying he's been flattered by the attention and plans on meeting with president obama to discuss this. just a couple weeks ago as we said, kaine himself told fox 5 news he hooking to stay put in his -- looking to stay put in his chairmanmanship of the democratic national committee. >> the president has asked that i continue in my role as dnc chair and i'm very excited to do so. i worked really hard in 2006 for jim webb to be elected to the senate. >> when can we expect a decision here? we're kind of getting into the throes of thing? >> you might not have to wait too long. this is a big democratic dinner this weekend in richmond. we're told not to expect any news before that. on saturday, however, there is a date on tuesday where he's expected to go down to the white house and talk to president obama on this. this is a two-for for the president up for reelection himself in 2012. the key to that is carrying virginia. the white house will want a strong democratic candidate in that race in 2012. >>> who are the top contenders to become virginia's next senator? democratic strategist robert
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Feb 17, 2011 4:25am EST
a run. he plans to talk to president obama before making a decision. some say a kaine candidacy who play into president obama's re- election strategy in 2012. >> not at all surprised. president has two goals, to get re-elected and to keep a democratic senate majority. he sees tim kaine as central to both of those. >>> we have much more coming up. more than 100 starving, dehydrated people rescued from a broken-down boat. we'll check headline for you. >>> new developments near the secure of last week's deadly gas explosion in pennsylvania.  [ alarm clock buzzing, indistinct conversations ] [ female announcer ] important events can sneak up on you. oh, i am not ready. can i have a couple weeks? [ female announcer ] but with yoplait light's two week tune up, you could be ready. you could lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks when you replace breakfast and lunch with a fruit, grain, and yoplait light. betsy bets. you haven't changed a bit. oh...neither have you... sean. well, yeah. [ female announcer ] go to yoplait.com to start your two week tune up. >>> making headlines this morning, three deputy
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Feb 22, 2011 5:00pm EST
limbaugh is criticizing first lady michelle obama's eating habits and implying she's fat and. he's calling her a hypocrite for launching an antiobesity campaign and ordering ribs in denver. they had 1500 calories and 140 grams of fat and he criticized hotter show. >> the problem is and dare i say this, it doesn't look like michelle obama follows her own nutritionary dietary advice. i'm trying to say our first lady does not project the image of women you that might see on the cover of the "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue or of a woman alex rodriguez might date every six months or what have you. >> huh? >> in her let's move campaign, she said that occasional treats are fine as long as you make healthy choices most of the time. >>> and your fat cat or pudgy pooch may look cute but like adults overweight, may cause major health problems. a recent report found pet obesity is reaching epidemic proportions with more than half of the cats and dogs being overweight. dr. hugh frank hughes joining us here today -- drahughs is joining us with frank. >> thank you. >> when they talk about a study, th
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Feb 15, 2011 4:25am EST
placing a credit card inside her blouse. >>> president obama released his 2012 budget. it is a $3.7 trillion spending plan that relies heavily on the recovering economy and tax increases. we get the latest from laura evans. >> reporter: hours after the 2012 budget proposal was opened on capitol hill, president obama was defending it as a responsible way to cut more than a trillion from the deficit while still investing in infrastructure and education. >> when it comes to programs we do need, we are making them work better by demanding accountability instead of spending first and asking questions later. >> reporter: the president says it cuts more than 200 federal programs. >> the way we've dealt with it for most of the last decade is similarly to put the expense on our national credit card and to kick the can down the road. well, this budget says we can't do that anymore. >> reporter: the administering admits the deficit this year will hit a record $1.6 trillion. republicans all that -- >> all of his 10-year deficit reduction is less than the total deficit for this year, the project
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Feb 15, 2011 7:00am EST
our future and jobs. >> reporter: president obama meanwhile traveled to a school in baltimore to make his budget pitch, which includes some spending cuts. >> if we're going to walk the walk, the cuts are nr: but cuts and the president is pushing new spending and huge new tax hikes aimed at the wealthy. and the democrats weren't exactly rushing to stand behind the president and there may be more pressing concerns today like the current year's budget. congress last year never passed one and republicans are holding out for the president to agree to more cuts. if something isn't done soon, the country will run out of money. >> i don't think the president is going to do that. and therefore there is a possibility there could be a government shutdown. >> reporter: and that can make the 2012 budget look like a distant fight. congress will have to pass a temporary expanding plan by march 4th or there will be a shutdown. something that hasn't happened since 1995. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >> you can read more about the president's $3.7 trillion budget at myfoxdc.com. click on the n
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Feb 3, 2011 7:00am EST
president barack obama usually does not open up about in a public forum at least. but today he'll share his thoughts on faith at the national prayer breakfast. >>> attending today, mark kelly, the husband of gabriel gifford. more on the time he spends with his wife as she continues to recover if the gunshot wound to the head. >>> and we take a look from the tower cam this morning. still snow on the ground and it looks like a the day. it is thursday morning february 3rd, 2011. good morning, i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. and the same storm that just dropped rain on us has caused problems stretching from oklahoma to new england. schools are closed in chicago once again today. check out that video. more than 13,000 flights have been cancel add cross the country after more than 20 inches of snow fell on o'hare airport. we'll have much more on the story coming up in a few minutes. >>> in the meantime let's find out what is happening here today. let's check in with tony perkins and see what is going on out there. >> a cold start to the day. going to be a cold day. certa
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Feb 11, 2011 7:00am EST
continues, president obama about to release his proposals for getting the government out of the mortgage business. it lays out three proposals for freddie may and freddie mac. >>> 8:30 now. we say good morning to our friend tucker. it's better because it's 25. >> we're up a whole degree. bitter cold. 9 degrees this morning in frederick. lots of single digits in the area. this is the worst of the cold over the next 10 days. 25 in reagan. 14 in fredericksburg. off to the east annapolis is at 24. mahmoud nasa at 16. very quiet weather pattern. nothing going on. nothing to show you. it's high pressure. that's giving us clear skies to the west. there are a few clouds streaming off to our north. we will be mostly sunny and quiet around here with a warming trend into the weekend. so about 40 today. mid-40s tomorrow. we'll be well into the 50s by sunday and monday with no rain in the next couple days. here's your forecast. sunshine. winds out of the west at 5 miles per hour. then as we get into nighttime hours tonight, no problems if you're headed out. should be nice and cool. lows below freezin
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Jan 31, 2011 10:00pm EST
obama administration may be turning up the heat on egyptian president hosni mubarak after nearly a week of protests across egypt. the white house is calling for an end to the emergency police state there and also elections this fall. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has the latest. >> reporter: with the protests in egypt now entering their second week, the biggest protest yet may be hours away. organizers are planning a massive demonstration in egypt tuesday promising to bring 1 million protesters onto the street. embattled egyptian president hosni mubarak swore in a new government, but experts say it may be too little too hate. >> mubarak reached a turning point. there's no going back. the determination is in the streets about removing help and an end to his regime. >> reporter: more troubling for mubarak now is that the united states is increasing its criticisms. >> i don't think anyone is satisfied, least of all the egyptian people who have legitimate grievances and are seeking greater political freedom. >> reporter: the obama administration monday called for fall elections in egypt as th
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Feb 25, 2011 10:00pm EST
. >> by proposing cuts which president obama has himself propose the it's going to be very difficult for the -- proposed it's going to be very difficult for the democrats to say it's unreasonable. what could be on more common ground than having a republican speaker supporting cuts by a democratic president? >> reporter: the cuts are proposed as part of a two week extension to keep the government funded through march 18th. republicans say 110% of the cuts are reflected in president obama's budget proposal, either cuts he requested or democratic earmarks the president left out. nevertheless senator chuck schumer seemed unmoved by the republican proposal saying, "there's proposal for a lot of overlap in what they want to do to cut spending but are threatening a shutdown if they don't get everything they want. that is reckless and irresponsible." >> the only party i hear talking about a government shutdown is the democrats. >> reporter: but with the house and senate still far apart on long term cuts keeping the government running through march 18th gives them a little breathing room. >> it r
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Feb 7, 2011 9:00am EST
president barack obama. they spoke on the crisis in egypt and health care reform and the president's popularity. and even though he said he doesn't know what mubarak plans to do, the country will not be the same in the future. >> egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom, they want free and fair elections, they want a representative government, they want a responsive government and so what we've said is you have to start a transition now and they don't know you. >> president obama said it's important not to say that our only two options are the muslim brotherhood or to suppress the egyptian people. and he will continue today to make peace with big business by giving a speech. he will say that washington and businesses work together and that includes investing and hiring in the united states. >>> now to the crisis in egypt. we're getting more video from central cairo. thousands of protestors are still occupying liberation square today. even after egypt's vice president made history yesterday by sitting down with opposition leaders, including the mu
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Feb 12, 2011 10:00pm EST
. egypt and israel fought four wars before the treaty was signed in 1979. president obama said the u.s. will provide any support to egypt and in cairo, fox news. >>> and in washington, there are still demands from demonstrators who want what happened in egypt to spill over into other countries. >> human rights now. >> egypt, we hear you. >> these people outside of the white house are supporting the egyptian people while demanding human rights from other parts of the world as well and they included citizens who don't want to go home to egypt because of what is going on. >> and the last thing is did to go back and live there and with that discameination even within social -- discrimination and within social classes. hopefully that is scared away the next two years -- squared away the next two years. >> and demonstrations were taking place in new york and chicago this weekend. >>> hosni mubarak may have done more than anyone realized while in power, especially with money. >> yet appears he may have been behind an operation that laundered bell billions in illegal funding. matt ackland has
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Feb 14, 2011 6:00am EST
the suspects to the hospital. we have the latest coming up in a live report. >>> president obama will submit the new budget today. we'll take a look at the tough choices that could be ahead. fox 5 morning news at 6:00 continues now. >>> 6:00 on this monday morning, february 14th, 2011. good morning. thank you for waking up with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. glad to have you with us this morning. also, tony perkins with us as always this time of the morning with a nice warm-up today. not a bad forecast for today. we've got two things going on. it will be very mild which is nice but it will be very windy which could be problematic for parts of the area. let's talk about what's going on out there. we'll start with hd radar. nothing in the way of precipitation. it is dry this morning. it shall be dry today. and it looks like for the bulk of the week unless something pops up somewhere. things are quiet here. we do have some light cloud cover but nothing falling from the clouds. can you see out to the west, there is your frontal boundary making its way out here. in advance
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Feb 8, 2011 6:00am EST
. last fall, president obama announceed a two-year pay freeze for federal workers. today's demonstration will have workers we taking the federal oath of office and they will deliver pet i gos to lawmaker inside the russell building. the march begins at 10:0 this morning along new jersey avenue in -- at 10: 30 this morning along new jersey avenue in d.c. >>> want to turn our attention to the developing story we are watching in egypt. from this live look, you can see the nearly 10,000 protesters are out again in cairo's tahrir square. today, they gun a third week of demonstrations calling on president hosni mubarak to get out. the vice president has met with opposition leaders and the president himself raised pay for government employees by 15%. the white house says those moves show the reforms are beginning but the protests are continuing and the protesters are not budging. >>> looks like you will have to get new world maps. there is a new country minister world. southern sudan voted overwhelmingly for voting independence.   seniors  
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Feb 14, 2011 5:00am EST
. >>> another big story we are following, president obama will unveil his budget plan for 2012 today. the goal is to cut the deficit by $1.3 trillion in the next 10 years that. includes cutting some programs the president supports. some republicans are still worried and house speaker john boehner has gotten 150 economists to sign i letter calling for spending cuts immediately. >> the president wants to freeze domestic discretionary spending at existing levels. this is after all the of the money that has been spent over the last two years. locking in that level of spending is way too much. >> republicans say they will cut $100 million from the current budget before they even consider the president's budget for 2012. >>> plenty ahead on fox 5 morning news. more encouraging news involving congresswoman gabrielle giffords. up next, how she is using music to aid in her recovery. >>> the biggest night of the year for the music industry. the 53rd grammy awards. we'll let you know who walked way with the most hardware. we'll have a full recap. we'll take a break and come back. 
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Feb 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
school if it rains too hard. >> that is true. >> and that makes sense now, president obama's comment we need to buck up here in d.c. >> and i think today was the good day to keep them home. >> i agree. >>> and to the murder of chandra leavy. the case should be closed. there are new developments. don't miss what her convicted killer is demanding now. >>> and it's melanie alnwick counselor -- down here. we're checking out the daily news corp's $30 million venture into journalism and we'll talk about it next. >>> keep it here, fox 5 news at 5 is coming back.  >> a man convicted of killing chandra levy was a new trial. the lawyers say juror misconduct and improper closing arguments justify their request and it's not clear what it was. watch cookie was in prison for attacking two other runners in rock creek park when charged with levy's murder. >>> the steroids capital surviving roger clemons continues. he was in federal court for another hearing and dave feldman joins us now with the latest. >> reporter: roger clemens told a federal judge that heways any conflict of interes
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Feb 9, 2011 5:00am EST
, at 1-877-joe-4-oil. because no one should be left out in the cold. >>> president obama apparently has quit smoking. that is the word from the first lady. michelle obama told reporter her husband hasn't smoked in almost a year. she says she is very proud of him. >> that is great. >>> a consume anterior letter that you should know about this morning. the next time you download a free app, beware of charges that may not be so obvious. once nurse it, you may be subject to fees whether it is free or not. >> lawmaker getting involved. two senators have issued letters urging the federal trade commission to take a look at in-app sales. will thomas is working on this story. >> i thought it was free. >> reporter: what did you end up getting chargeed? >> $29. >> reporter: she was heading to florida for some fun in the sun. >> i'm looking at this app. it said well, you can get the note if i indications on your phone daily of what the weather is going to be. i'm like okay. well, cool. >> reporter: so by getting the note if i indications, it triggered that extra charge. >> by accepting that i w
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Feb 17, 2011 9:00am EST
obama before making a decision. a meeting with the president could happen as early as next tuesday. >>> news that home depot plans to add 60,000 seasonal jobs is being greeted as a sign that maybe the worst of the recession may be over. and that american companies are becoming more confident that consumers are willing to spend again. joining us now with a look at employment and indicators is dan kimball. dan is with job fox.com, based in mclean, virginia. it matches job seekers and employers and it is not affiliated with fox 5. thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> we have the news from home depot. and first let's talk overall about what sectors, what sectors in the job market are starting to make a comeback. >> sure. so i'm really excited about the news and we'll get to that. but some of the sectors that we're seeing that are really starting to uptick are the retail sector, as indicated by home depot. we're seeing it in other places as well. hospitality is starting to look good. telecom is starting to pick up. and in particular in the d.c. region,ite -- ii.t. is lookin
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Feb 13, 2011 10:00pm EST
kent island, tisha thompson, fox 5 news. >> president obama is heading up i-95 to baltimore county tomorrow to talk money and education. the president of the education association and the white house budget director will head over to parkville middle school tomorrow morning. the school has a focus on science and math. >>> that trip to baltimore county coincides with the release of the president's budget plan for 2012. >> while some republicans say they don't want to wait until 20 12, there are some democrats who believe it is too dangerous to make cuts too deep. here's fox's jane metzler with who is worried about what. >> president obama will unveil a 2012 budget that aims to reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next decade. the president will jump on the budget busting bandwagon by cutting spending even for some programs he supports. but republicans are still worried. >> i'm really hoping that at the's going to give us a budget that tackles this debt crisis, and if it's what these early press reports show, it shows that he's an did i indicating leadership on that point. i'
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Feb 7, 2011 11:00pm EST
solution to the political crisis. that's the word tonight from president obama. however, the white house is not pushing for the immediate resignation of president hosni mubarak saying the change could be too sudden. meanwhile a u.s.-based human rights group says nearly 300 people have died in two weeks of clashes this. >>> the son of a vegas judge in -- there. >>> the son of a vegas judge in court there after a daring sin city heist facing felony armed burglary charges. he robbed the bellagio taking 1 1/2 million dollars in casino chips. >>> carmageddon, power outages, downed trees, what could been done differently. city leaders are tackling the tough question coming up next. >>> plus check out some of the other stories on our rundown. it's monday night. you're here. we're here. hang tight. we're back in just a minute. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> pepco under fire yet again for those outages last month. earlier today members of the montgomery county council took the utility to task telling pepco their constituents are fed up with the lack of re
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Feb 4, 2011 4:25am EST
. officials speaking on the condition of anonymity say that the obama administration and top egyptian officials are in talks for president hosni mubarak to step down immediately that. news comes as the protesters trying to oust them called on their supporters to fill the streets of cairo once again today. there have been two days of bloody clashes. in closed door talks, one option involves mubarak stepping down and being remaced with an interim government to oversee elections. the situation has grown increasingly dangerous for foreign journalists. the white house says egypt's government appears responsible for violence targeting protesters and journalists. >> this is a violation of international norms that guarantee freedom of the press. >> the military has stood by as the protesters worked the anger out, got tired, stood by as the forces moved in. >> this is a transformational moment. someone in one of the meetings this week sawed we are moving into the unknown. >> reporter: the egyptian government is blaming outsiders for the violence. hundreds of journalists have been attacked by a
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Feb 4, 2011 7:00am EST
mubarak should leave now. >> there is a possible deal in the works for president obama to have mubarak leave soon. let's have the latest from sherrie outside the white house. >> reporter: the white house will not discuss the details with top egyptian officials but u.s. officials speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of this situation is that one scenario would involve the immediate departure of president hosni mubarak. these are live pictures, people coming to cairo in the square, tens of thousands of people filling the area. army soldiers and taping were deployed to the street ahead of the planned protest. they are calling this the departure day, the deadline for mubarak's resignation. president mubarak said that he is fed up but if he left, he feared that the country would be in chaos. so far, it has not been the same violence as there was yesterday when supporters of mubarak attacked foreign journalists. americans are freeing to leave. president obama is expected to take questions about the situation in egypt later today after meeting with the canadian pr
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Feb 14, 2011 4:25am EST
obama will unveil his plan for 2012. the goal is to cut the deficit by 1.3 trillion in the next 10 years that. includes cutting some programs the president supports. republicans say they will cut $100 billion from the current year's budget before they even consider the president's budget for 2012. >>> once a symbol of love for one couple, now and allege ad tempted murder weapon. coming up next, why police say one man attacked his wife with their wedding cake knife. >>> part of a home goes up in a huge fireball, flames shooting higher than trees. we'll get details of how the home owner barely escaped. we'll be right back.  >>> making headlines, one rhode island man is lucky to an life after his home ?ried huge fireball. investigators say he was grinding materials inside his garage when he spotted flames and ran out as that home flowedded. he suffered severe burns. neighbors say the middle-aged mayonnaise mechanic who lives in that home with his wife. luckily, she wasn't home at the time. police aren't saying what caused this explosion. >>> in connecticut, police say a man
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Feb 7, 2011 7:00am EST
the emergency laws. in the meantime, in the united states, president barack obama sat down with fox news host bill o'reilly. >> one of the many topics was the recent protests in the country. sarah simmons is outside of the white house with more on the one-on-one interview. >> reporter: they both sat down before the superbowl last night, a live interview. the two sat down here at the white house and bill o'reilly had a lightning round of questioning for the president. one of the big topics of course is the unrest in egypt. the president said the country has been forever changed by the massive pro-democracy protests that began two weeks. and he played down prospects that -- the muslim brotherhood would take over. here is what the president had to say about the unrest in egypt. >> egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom, they want free and fair elections, they want a representative government, they want a responsive government. and so what we've said you have to start a transition now. >> reporter: now another big topic they also talked about was
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Feb 24, 2011 6:00pm EST
causes of the ongoing demonstrations. the white house said that president obama is talking with foreign leaders, including britain and france about possible actions to end the violence. >> there are noing ons worth taking off the table and we're focussing on the options to effect the situation in the near-term. >> all of this continues to impact oil prices. the price of an oil of -- barrel of oil passed $305 bucks. >>> a 20-year-old saudi student in texas is under arrest. suspected of planning a terrorist attack with chemical weapons. the fbi said that some possible targets include the home of george w. bush. his diary indicated the young man was plotting this attack for years and said that he had obtained a scholarship to carry out jihad. >>> a northern virginia man will spend 25 years locked up now for supporting terrorists. the 21-year-old zachary chesser was sentenced today and he supported a terrorist group in somalia and encouraged violent. >> oddists to kill americans. -- high is a muslim convert from bristol. >>> turmoil in the wilson building. a controversial hire in th
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Feb 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
president obama -- president mubarak's resignation. go to our website, www.myfoxdc.com for photos and updates 24/7. >>> new tonight, the gun fire ripped through an apartment window while a family watches television. take a look at the pictures. you can see the damage the bullet did to the blind and wall. this happened around 8 last night in the 3,000 block of 30th street in southeast. a woman, her sister, and four children were in the apartment. they say the bullet hit the cable box. the police found 13 bullet casings outside but no victims. right now, there have been no reports of any injuries and there is also no arrests. >>> a stunning scene on d street northeast this morning. where an fbi stakeout netted three arrests. the fbi got a tip about an armored car robbery at a bank at 31st and v stream. the law enforcement sources say agents were there and three men with guns tried to rob the vehicle. two men had hand guns, one had a rachael and all three gave up without a fight. no shots were fired but they did use flash bang grenades to overwhelm the suspects. >>> the second time in 24
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Feb 2, 2011 10:00pm EST
a bargaining chip president obama may decide to use. you probably know this. the united states it's been widely reported over the last several days, the u.s. provides $1.5 billion in annual aid to egypt. cutting that off is currently under review. >> what about anything else, any other actions behind the scenes here at the white house to get mubarak to leave perhaps sooner than september when he said he will leave? >> multiple reports indicate the president is trying behind the scenes via phone calls to mubarak. in fact, when he spoke yesterday, it was just a few hours after mubarak spoke, president obama told all of us nationally when he was televised that he had spoken to mubarak himself. we do know -- this has been reported as well -- that he sent former u.s. ambassador to egypt frank weissner over to cairo to deliver a message. this is very clear now. his tenure is order and an orderly transition to begin now. >>> since we're talking about the white house, let's show you what it looked like outside the gates a short time ago. about 200 demonstrators demanding mubarak leave now.
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Feb 10, 2011 4:25am EST
internet and the like. >> reporter: run one criticizing the obama administration's handling of security says homeland security must start profiling. >> we have got to focus on those people would want to harm us. the people would want to harm us are not grandmas and little children. it is the islamic extremists. >> that was laura evans reporting. >>>. coming up next, are you in the market for a new ipad. new details on when a new verse will be out and how it might be different from the current ipad. >> i'll have all the details on your forecast. we have sunshine and cold temperature we are expecting today. there is a live look. can you see some snow at 301 and route 5 in maryland.  i have fallen in love with making bird houses. caw caw! [ director ]what is that? that's a horrible crow. here are some things that i'll make as little portals. honestly, i'd love to do this for the rest of my life so i've got to take care of my heart. for me, cheerios is a good place to start. [ male announcer ] got something you'll love to keep doing? take care of your heart. you can start with cheeri
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Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
rally later today. president obama spoke by phone thursday with the leaders of great britain, france and italy to coordinate a response to the unrest. the head of the united nations says he will attend an emergency meeting of the security council this morning. >>> a student from saudi arabia is scheduled to be a texas courtroom to face terror charges this morning. prosecutors say planned todom dams and nuclear plants and charging him with trying to use weapons of mass destruction. the fbi says he bought chemicals on the internet from a supplier in north carolina. >>> a 21-year-old virginia man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison. prosecutors say zachary chesser supportated terrorist group based in somalia and encouraged violent jihaddists to kill u.s. citizens. he posted online threats against the creator of the show south park for an episode of the show he considered to be insulting to the prophet mohammed. >>> a measure to tighten regulations on virginia abortion clinics has cleared the general assembly. clinic that perform five or more first try mess sister abortions per month wil
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Feb 25, 2011 5:00am EST
included jamie foxx, nick jonas, spokey robinson, stevie wonder and barry gordy. president obama says the riding popularity of motown back in the 1960s and '70ss helped bridge the nation's racial divide. >>> michael jackson's sister rebbie jackson is in town. >> it is part of the rebbie jackson pick up the phone 2011 suicide prevention tour. she sat down with sunshine slowdown yancy. >> this has to be a huge struggle. it is constantly in the news. just today, it was p reported there is more wrangling over when the trial will be but right now the doctor also good in the michael's death is set to go to trial next month. do you think your brother was murdered? >> yes, i do. my feeling of that, i really want to seeious take place. it is very important to me and i'm sure the rhett of my family. as a result, i'll be going as much as i can to the court. and again, just saying yes, i do believe he was murdered and i want to see justice take place. >> we were talking a while ago and you said you think you believe the last song michael recorded with a family member was with you and the folk on face
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Feb 2, 2011 7:00am EST
satisfied. and president obama quickly followed with his own message calling for a fast time line. >> that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. >> reporter: the white house worked behind the scenes to convince mubarak to step down. but who would come next? mohammed el berra day could be next. >> he is not a friend of the united states and he is a figure head of the muslim brotherhood since he has no following in egypt. >> reporter: but that could lead to a hard line islamic state. but change is happening fast. and not just in egypt. jordan is the latest country that sees the writing on the wall. the king abdullah there sacked his cabinet after protests, well aware that the sentiment on the streets in egypt could jump from border to border. and the question today is whether the egyptian people will heed the military's call or if the demonstrations will continue until mubarak leaves office. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >>> a group of students from the university of maryland has returned from egypt after studying arabic there. they we
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Feb 14, 2011 7:00am EST
need to find detours to show drivers how to take route 1 to the outer loop. >>> president obama will visit a school in baltimore county where he will take money and education. this is parkville middle school. and the president will unveil his budget plan. a $3 trillion plus spending package. it promises more than a trillion dollars in reduction of debt by limiting spending. and john boehner has gotten 150 economists to sign a letter calling for spending cuts immediately. >> we're broke. what is really dangerous is if we continue to do nothing and allow the status quo to stay in place. when are we going to get serious about cutting spending? >> republicans say they will cut $100 billion from this current year's budget before they even consider the president's plan for 2012. >>> 7 minutes after 8:00 on this monday morning. the montgomery county school board will be working on a budget for 2012 today. we'll talk about what it means for your kids as superintendent dr. jerry wiest joins us live in studio. >>> and then could another water hike. find out what wssc is pro -- proposing. >> so
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